Tracks 01-05, 13, 15, 18-21, 34: Piv Huvluv
Tracks 06-11, 14, 22-27, 33: Steve Wynn
Tracks 12: Piv Huvluv & Steve Wynn
Tracks 16-17: Rohal de Ridder
Tracks 29-32, 35: Piv Huvluv, Rohal de Ridder & Steve Wynn
Last one (*) of the 17-city tour in Belgium with comedian (and my longtime friend) Piv Huvluv. And guess what? It worked. Really well, in fact. It's almost like we were somehow combining Vaudeville and the United Nations. He did his very funny comedy routine ; (it's even funny if, like me, you don't understand a single word) and people laughed.
I sang my songs and people paid rapt attention. We got on stage together and people waited to see what hijinx would ensue. I'm sure The show developed and changed and ebbed and flowed from night to night but I thougt this is a really fun experience, different from anything I've done before.
Since I'm essentially living here in Oostende for 3 weeks I decided to toss "Sexual Healing," the song Marvin Gaye wrote during his 18 month stay in this city back in 1980 and 1981, just before his big comeback. And it turns out that there is a Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Walking Tour of the city so naturally I had to check that out. I just came back from the walk, in fact, and it was a really good glimpse at a transitional period in the life of one of my favorite musicians. For him, it was a calm before AND after the storm and I can see why he loved it here. My apartment for the month is just around the corner where he lived and down the street from his favorite local pub. I'll have to drop by there later.
(*) Due to family complications, the last four dates of this tour have been canceled
Pic of the gig: http://www.flickr.com/photos/riadc5/8217887517/in/photostream/
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